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Agenda Dialogues

English, Finance, 1 season, 171 episodes, 4 days, 59 minutes
Leading figures from government, business and civil society discuss the world's biggest issues. These podcasts bring you the audio from World Economic Forum events, including the Annual Meeting in Davos. Find out more at Find all our podcasts at Hosted on Acast. See ( for more information.
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Special Meeting: What Kind of Growth Do We Need?

The recent sustained slowdown in growth has been compounded by a succession of crises and dislocations. What approaches are needed to reignite growth while shifting to a better balance between quantity and quality? Recorded 28 April, 2024 at the Special Meeting on Global Collaboration, Growth and Energy for Development in Riyadh. Watch it here: Public Speakers Tengku Zafrul Bin Tengku Abdul Aziz Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia Saadia Zahidi Managing Director, World Economic Forum Geneva Mohammed Al-Jadaan Minister of Finance, Ministry of Finance of Saudi Arabia Kristalina Georgieva Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Joumanna Bercetche Anchor, Bloomberg News Special Meeting 2024 This episode is related to the Forum’s Special Meeting on Global Cooperation, Growth and Energy for Development held in Riyadh on 28-29 April 2024. Related podcasts: Advanced Energy Solutions: scaling up the tech that can help us get to net zero Why it's time for the 'middle powers' to step up on geopolitics Check out all our podcasts on YouTube: - Radio Davos - subscribe: Meet the Leader - subscribe: Agenda Dialogues - subscribe: Join the World Economic Forum Podcast Club:
4/28/202444 minutes, 41 seconds
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Rally others to your cause: Former trial lawyer, Baptist minister (and current United Way CEO) explains how

The first black female CEO of one of the largest privately-funded global non-profits discusses the experiences that helped her learn how to be a better advocate for others. These experiences range from a father who served in the NAACP tackling civil rights in 1960s South Carolina, to her own life journey serving as a trial lawyer, a Baptist minister and in the military during Operation Desert Storm. Angela Williams will explain what she’s learned about partnering and rallying others for a cause - and what every leader must know about engaging others and getting your point across. Related article: Great leaders ask these 4 questions: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
10/19/202314 minutes, 40 seconds
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Master these skills to build fast-moving, future-ready teams: Siemens CEO Roland Busch

The digital transformation is shifting more than technology - it’s changing the skills workers will need, the mindsets required to tackle big challenges, and the nature of business itself. Roland Busch, Siemens CEO, shares how tech is reshaping Siemens and how reskilling will evolve, and how managers especially will need to empower teams for the changes ahead. He shares why more decisions should happen near the bottoms of organizations (to compete in a fast-changing world), the corners leaders will be tempted to cut for short-term gains in tough quarters (but shouldn't) and the ingredient that's critical for building agile and accountable teams. He also shares the skills he depends on most after 30 years at the company, including how his PhD in physics shaped his approach to problem-solving, and a key turning point that changed how he delegates. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
10/12/202339 minutes, 12 seconds
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SDIM23: Innovation for Tough-To-Decarbonize Industries

Sourcing and scaling viable innovations to decarbonize ‘hard-to-abate’ sectors like mining and aviation will be critical to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals. How can we leverage cutting-edge technologies and adopt novel strategies to accelerate the race to net-zero in these sectors?This is the full audio from a panel discussion at the Sustainable Development Impact Meetings 2023 held September 20. Speakers: Vivek Salgaocar, Director and Co-Founder, Vimson Group; Shahrukh Shamim, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, EnviCore; Emanuela Orsini, Digital Content Specialist, World Economic Forum Geneva, Benedikt Sobotka, Chief Executive Officer, Eurasian Resources Group Sàrl; Annie Hills, Senior Adviser on Innovation to the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, US Department of StateWatch the session here: the Sustainable Development Impact Meetings: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
9/22/202345 minutes, 16 seconds
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SDIM23 - Accelerating Progress on Gender Parity

Gender parity has recovered to pre-pandemic levels globally, but the pace of change is stagnating. It will take an estimated 131 years to reach full parity at the current trajectory.How can we boost women’s economic participation and political empowerment and achieve gender parity at all levels of society?This is the full audio from a panel discussion at the Sustainable Development Impact Meetings 2023 held September 20. Speakers:Keir Simmons, Chief International Correspondent, NBC NewsThierry Déau, Chief Executive Officer, MeridiamReshma Saujani, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Moms FirstRandall Tucker, Chief Inclusion Officer, Mastercard International IncorporatedClare Akamanzi, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Development Board (RDB)Watch the session here: the Sustainable Development Impact Meetings: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
9/21/202345 minutes, 37 seconds
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SDIM23 - Bridging the Gap: Financing Africa's Agricultural Growth

Small and medium agricultural enterprises (agri-SMEs) are Africa’s largest employer and economic engine—and the key to transforming food systems and improving food security for the continent. Yet three out of four agri-SMEs can’t access formal bank financing, and are too large for microfinance, creating an estimated $100 billion gap in unmet demand for financing.How can donor governments, development finance institutions, African governments, and the private sector catalyze action to strengthen food value chains in Africa through innovative financing, and better support small and medium agricultural enterprises?The event is co-hosted with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.This special Leadership Panel on strengthening food value chains was held September 18, 2023 at the World Economic Forum's New York headquarters.-Speakers: William Samoei Ruto, President of Kenya, Office of the President of Kenya; Scott Nathan, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation; Samantha Power, Administrator, US Agency for International Development (USAID); Rebecca Enonchong, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AppsTech;Janet L. Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury, US Department of the Treasury; Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Acumen; Børge Brende, President, World Economic Forum Geneva; Anne Beathe Tvinnereim, Minister of International Development, Norway Government; Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB).Watch the session here: the Sustainable Development Impact Meetings: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
9/21/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 45 seconds
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How experts can speak clearly without jargon. An epidemiologist turned comms expert explains

Speaking to the media during COVID drove home to epidemiologist Prativa Baral the need for clear science communication training so experts can build trust with the public and be understood. Her experience led her to found Let Science Connect, a social enterprise that trains scientists and technical experts how to speak without jargon and connect more effectively with audiences. She shares the frameworks and tips that can help anyone get their message heard.  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
6/15/202323 minutes, 30 seconds
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Davos 2023: Is Global Tax Reform Stalling?

With growing social polarisation and a lack of trust in the fairness of economic systems, progress on more efficient global taxation mechanisms, such as the OECD's global corporate tax deal, is becoming essential.How can we address the tax challenges raised by digitalisation and ensure a fairer redistribution of tax revenues across countries?This is the full audio of the session at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2023.Speakers:Joumanna Bercetche, Anchor, CNBC (moderator)Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, Nigerian Minister of FinanceMathias Cormann, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)Gabriel Zucman, Director, EU Tax ObservatoryFaisal Alibrahim, Saudi Minister of Economy and PlanningWatch this session: on any platform: the World Economic Forum Podcast ClubFollow all the action from the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2023 at and across social media using the hashtag #WEF23. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
3/15/202345 minutes, 10 seconds
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AB InBev’s sustainability chief: How to build flexible, ‘future fit’ teams

Ezgi Barcenas, the CSO of beverage giant Anheuser-Busch InBev, explains how holacratic methods that swap rigid protocol for empowered, cross-functional teams can give organizations the flexibility they'll need to adapt to new sustainability challenges and spur the swift action needed to tackle climate change. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
10/13/202225 minutes, 35 seconds